It was believed to have been tasked on a possible search and rescue mission off the coast around the Whitsundays.
After landing for a couple of hours and taking on fuel, VH-PPV departed back to its Cairns base.
Of interest, VH-PPV was also tasked to perform a search off Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays on Wednesday 19 August but looked to return to Cairns rather than land at Mackay.
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